Crows Say What?

by Crows Say Vee Eh

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    A collection of songs written over the past few years. Some from FAWM.org, some from 50/90 and others in between.
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    Kevin Emmrich: vocals (all tracks); acoustic guitar (all tracks except 8); electric guitar (2, 7, 8, 11); slide guitar (8); bass (3, 5, 14 outro); percussion (2, 3, 4, 5, 8); banjo (5, 9, 12); ukulele (3, 5, 12, 13); songwriting (all songs written by Kevin Emmrich, BMI)
    Janet Emmrich: vocals (track 7)
    Sam Everett: vocals (tracks 2, 4, 6)
    Kelly Emmrich: "Hey Sam" (track 6)
    Floyd Jane: handclaps (track 9)
    All other instrumentation courtesy of PG Music, Inc.

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1.
lyrics The Bup Bup Song (c) Emmrich 2014 (verse) You make me reach for the stars up above they're too far but that's the way you make me feel (verse) two steps further one step back it's never any easier than that, but that's part of your appeal (chorus) you let me down easy you pick me back up no matter what happens I never feel stuck (verse) gotta work on this gotta work on that don't sing sharp, don't sing flat do it with all your might just do it right (chours) you let me down easy you pick me back up no matter what happens I never feel stuck Kevin: acoustic guitars, vocals PG Music: bass, drums
2.
Little Bit of Loving (c) Emmrich 2012 (chorus) She don't make me wonder she don't make me wait a little bit of loving goes a long, long way yea, a little bit of loving goes a long, long way (verse) Way down south where the magnolias grow How did I get so far away? I must have turned left when I should have turned right so I'm heading back home at first light cause ... (chorus again) (verse) sun's peaking through another step closer to you i wonder what this new day will bring breakfast at rosie’s diner Everyone’s smiling at this hiker it makes me want to sing, (chorus again and outro) Kevin: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion Sam: vocals PG Music: bass, drums, harmonica, acoustic guitars, banjo, piano
3.
Slightly Out of Phase (c) emmrich 2014 hey now where you going ride with me awhile this ain't our first rodeo i hear what you're saying but I think I'm going crazy if you don't come with me my insides will explode i'm imagining a time it's so sublime like a fairy tale a colorful landscape just you and me turning the page and the memories ... the memories won't fade hey now where you going sing with me awhile this ain't our first big concert show we're only slightly out of phase how's that for a funny phrase when you get to talking I never want you to stop i'm imagining a time it's so sublime like a fairy tale a colorful landscape just you and me turning the page and the memories ... the memories won't fade Kevin: acoustic guitars, vocals, ukulele, bass, percussion
4.
02:40
Hey, Hey (c) Emmrich 2010 (verse) hey, hey what's your name walking down the road you're going my way if the truth be told i know you’re wondering who i am but I hope you include me in your little plans (chorus) i know i've taken you by surprise i see that look in your eyes just grab my arm, i'll do no harm, let's see where this road leads (verse) hey, hey what's that I see is that a little dog I've heard it’s the best friend to have when traveling down the road Hey now we'll be three you can come with us we'll take good care of you and you won't cause any fuss (chorus) i know we've taken you by surprise i see that look in your eyes just wag your tail down this happy trail let's see where this road leads (tag) hey, hey what's your name walking down the road you're going my way if the truth be told Kevin: vocals, acoustic guitar, handclaps Sam: vocals Additional instrumentation courtesy PG Music
5.
I Think I Found Love (woah-oh-oh) © Emmrich 2013 I think I found love whoa-oh I think I found love whoa-oh (verse) it was wrapped up like a gift the kind you have to have but no matter how many times you wished it was underneath your tree you woke up from that dream before it was opened up I think I found love whoa-oh I think I found love whoa-oh (verse) and now you have a chance the one you had to have but you've seen this chance before travel out that door try not to count the failures before it all unravels (bridge) Sometimes it all seems so real sometimes it's like a movie scene but when I look at you and you stare back at me i begin to hope that it was meant to be I think I found love whoa-oh I think I found love whoa-oh (verse) I wasn't really looking the future I can't see I know my way's unsure I might stumble and fall hey, we've all fallen before I'll pick you up if you pick up me. (repeat bridge) I think I found love whoa-oh I think I found love whoa -- oh – oh Kevin: acoustic guitar, bass, vocals, percussion, banjo, ukulele
6.
This is Her Weekend (to watch the dogs) (c) Emmrich 2015 I wanna go fishing My ex is bitchin' That there’s two dogs to watch Says she needs a vacation or some appreciation but her lame story doesn't wash I sort of do miss her and the way things were but she’s supposed to keep Delta and Dawn we wrote it in the agreement Judge Judy signed and sealed it this is her weekend to watch the dogs. (chorus) I wish I was out barking or howling at the moon or down at Danny's Buying babes typhoons but here I am at home Dog Whisperer on the tube It must be against the law this is her weekend to watch the dogs. I'm gonna call my lawyer and the National Guard and when they arrest her, I'll applaud she thinks she's found a loop hole but she ain't gonna get parole this is her weekend to watch the dogs. (chorus again) (bridge) You know Delta and Dawn are sort of sweet and they love lying by my feet but Sam just gave a shout, there are spring break girls all about (chorus again and tag)
7.
Thunderbird Motel Duet (c) Emmrich 2011 (Male verses) sitting in the thunderbird motel parking lot's half full and my life’s half empty sheets didn't get changed today they don't hand out mints or shampoo bottles there ain't no plans to re-model but they'll take your cash with no id you can stay if you can pay, it's a good place to get out of the world's way (male only chorus) and i need a place to go when i want out out of this hole I’m in i need a place where no one's gonna tell and i found it here at the thunderbird motel (Female Verse) I work down at sam’s silver moon cafe 6am coffee to the working man’s table breakfast and lunch when I am able I stand and wait on customers all day tips on the counter, crumbs on the floor I’ll stay here ‘til I can’t stand it any more (female only chorus) ... and I found him here at the Thunderbird Motel (Bridge) so don't look for us in no fancy part of town don't look for us when the sun’s going down we’ll be were you can’t find us down at the thunderbird motel (chorus again -- together) and we need a place to go when we want out out of this hole we’re in we need a place where no one's gonna tell and we found it here at the thunderbird motel and we found it here at the thunderbird motel Janet: vocals Kevin: classical guitar, electric guitar, vocals PG Music: drum, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica, piano, B3 Organ
8.
Country is in the Ear of the Beholder (c) Kevin Emmrich 2009 (verse 1) I got my radio on listening to my favorite song someone asks ... "Is that really country?" "It sounds all wrong" (verse 2) but it's telling me a story about what life is really like about a young girl, a farmer, a soldier yea, "Country is in the ear of the beholder" (chorus) Country is as country does quick to help and slow to judge try to understand what folks go through do what you can to help them improve we got tunes about moms and dads about love and loss songs about a brand new daughter yea, Country is in the ear of the beholder (verse 3) Now a lot of country singers today were born and raised in cities (say it ain't so) maybe they cut their teeth on rock n' roll or listening to those pop tart ditties (ee-hee -- attempted a MJ imitation, ha, ha) (verse 4) But country is as big as all outdoors we can fit a lot under our tent around here no one's standing over your shoulder and country is in the ear of the beholder (chorus 2) Country is as country does a little bit trashy and a lot a bit fun try to understand what folks go through do what you can to help them improve we got tunes about moms and dads teenage love and grace from above we got songs about a brand new daughter yea, Country is in the ear of the beholder (Instrumental Break) (Verse 5) (listen up) Quite a few folks think that real life is staring at them from TV (no, no, no) dancing, cat walks, AI, Big Brother but Survival ain't guaranteed (Verse 6) so get up on your feet and clap your hands if you ain't groovin', you're big at losin' you can get better as you get older and Country is in the ear of the beholder (chorus ) Yea, Country is as country does a little bit trashy and a lot a bit fun try to understand what folks go through do what you can to help them improve we got tunes about moms and dads preachers, teachers, Walmart greeters and songs about that brand new daughter yea, .... Country is in the ear of the beholder (tag) Yea ... wine, whiskey, pork or kosher Country is in the ear of the beholder Kevin: Vocals, slide guitar, electric guitar PG Music: bass , drums, electric guitars, pianos, fiddles, brass
9.
02:59
Shout It Out © Emmrich 2014 (verse) She wears a yellow dress she smiles like the sun and when you think you've figured her out she surprises you again with the little things she does (chorus) and I've got to shout there's no hiding inside she makes life fun and I haven't shouted out for a long, long time (verse) She picks up the leaves been scattered by the breeze red and green and gold and brown she throws them in the wind and spreads her radiating grin (chorus again) Gotta shout it out shout it out Gotta shout it out shout it out (verse) now that I've been exposed to her charms and her ways I never wanna go back to those gray days (chorus again) Gotta shout it out shout it out Gotta shout it out shout it out (outro) and I haven't shouted out for a long, long time Kevin: acoustic guitars, banjo, vocals Floyd Jane: Handclap samples PG Music: bass, drums, fiddle
10.
Can I Be Your Lover? (c) Emmrich 2010 Now I think about you every day and I dream about you every night I wonder why it took me so, so long 'cause girl you do it right one dark day you danced into my life one bright night you opened my eyes and now I'm doing everything that I can cause I sure do wanna be your man hey girl, can I be your lover? when you're around there's no trouble and my mind gets the notion the way you set things in motion I'll never need another one hey girl, can I be your lover? hey girl, can I be your lover? yea, yea, ... yea, yea, yea girl, can I be your lover? when I see that flash in your eyes I hear the sparkle in your reply I get a heart beating message fate clearly expresses I gotta make you mine well, today's the day I make a move and tonight's the night I hope you choose that you let me doing everything that I can cause I sure do wanna be your man (chorus again x2) Kevin: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals PG Music: drums, bass, acoustic guitar, banjo, electric guitar
11.
Life's Too Good (c) Emmrich 2014 (verse) you're sitting in your armchair counting your gray hairs thinkin' on the dreams you've had no one comes a' knocking the clock's tick-tocking you're gonna drive yourself half-mad it's time you got up and go out the front door and have some fun once more (chorus) Life's too good to waste another moment gotta take advantage of this every second lost is like a great kiss that you've missed it's a slice of time you can't get back a pretty girl you passed on your way Life's too good to waste another moment so get out and enjoy the day (frenzied instrumental!) (verse) down at the coffee shop thinkin' it's gonna be a flop and in walks a girl you once knew she's looking mighty fine and you're catching her eye it's time for a rendezvous you’d better get up walk across the floor and have some fun once more (chorus again) Kevin: acoustic guitars, vocals, electric guitar PG Music: bass, drums, harmonica
12.
I'm a Big Bear (c) Emmrich 2015 I'm a big bear going on a journey I’m a big bear crossing rivers and rocks never know what the day will bring but always like watching them hawks I wonder what it would be like to fly I always liked to climb up so high never let go except once as a cub mama bear thought I was gonna die! deep in the woods or by the river I am the king of my domain but I know my limits I still get wet when it rains I’m a big bear, yeah but the world’s still bigger than me Kevin: vocals, banjo, guitar, ukulele PG Music: bass, drums
13.
Rides Her Appaloosa (c) Emmrich 2015 (verse) Sally lives in the city streets are filthy she don't feel pretty her chances slim but she won't give in like her mama did when she was just a kid (chorus) but at night sally rides her appaloosa where no one calls her a loser way out west life's a perfect score on a test she don’t worry about her future because she gets to ride her appaloosa (verse) sees painted on the wall a desert flower gotta hurry it's dark in less than a half-hour walking home on 5th is kinda crazy the boys might be lazy but their words cut deeper than a cougar's claws (bridge) the dishes clink like a western dinner bell she hurries with the clean-up so her mom won't begin to yell Miss Thompson says the way out is education but most here don't make it to graduation (chorus) but at night sally dreams of riding her appaloosa where no one calls her a loser way out west life's a perfect score on a test she don’t worry about her past or future 'cause she gets to ride her appaloosa Kevin: guitar, ukulele, vocals PG Music: bass, drums, cello, piano
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She Don't Know the Way I Feel (c) Emmrich 2014 she don't know the way I feel It's just something in my head I've gotta get out I've gotta get out her favorite color's a shade of teal sorta color blind, might as well be red I can't make it out I wanna make out (bridge) maybe I'll ask her to go on a little walk tell her we gotta have a little talk about nothing at all 'bout nothing at all she don't know the way I feel It's just something in my head that's driving me mad too many words unsaid (bridge) maybe when we're a little bit older many days and years from now we'll laugh about this fear and doubt but right now I wanna shout she don't know the way I feel gotta convince her I'm the real deal can’t just be in my head she wants to be more than friends she don't know the way I feel might just be in my head it’s gotta get out yea, gotta scream and shout Kevin: acoustic guitars, vocals, bass (tag only) PG Music: bass, percussion (tag only)

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My first complete CD. I have done a bunch of RPM's and FAWM's, but here I have tried to compile a (fairly) coherent set of songs.
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released October 15, 2015

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